The feast is so named from the tradition that the house where the Holy Family lived in Nazareth, was transported by angels to the city of Loreto, Italy. The Holy House is now encased by a basilica. It has been one of the famous shrines of the Blessed Virgin since the 13th century.
- “Holy House of Loreto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 March 2015. Web. 21 April 2015. <>